Just a short mention this week on The Cecil Challenge. As you know this is one of our strategies in our AIP to improve attendance, behaviour and homework/assignment completion. As I mentioned above, in most cases the children will receive a bronze certificate tomorrow for meeting the challenge for this term. For that small number who didn’t meet the challenge, a letter will be posted home letting you know what area/s it was that your child didn’t meet the challenge. For those children please look at it as something they can work towards for next term. We specifically don’t look at the children who do not get to participate in the challenge as a punishment, but rather that they are simply not participating in the reward. For example for the end of year excursion reward last year teacher did not leave school work for those who didn’t go, but rather fun activities to do. We don’t want them to feel that they are being punished, but rather they just did not meet the challenge to be rewarded and they can try again next time for it.
What can you do to help at home? Celebrate with your children who met the challenge and continue to support them in this achievement. For those who didn’t meet the challenge, support them in meeting that challenge next time, but more importantly celebrate with them the areas they did achieve. Most of the children are attending school regularly and displaying positive behaviour, so celebrate that with them.